National Affairs: THE PEACE WE SEEK...

Excerpts from President Eisenhower's foreign policy speech:

The Issue. In the spring of victory [in 1945], the soldiers of the Western Allies met the soldiers of Russia in the center of Europe. They were triumphant comrades in arms. Their peoples shared the joyous prospect of building, in honor of their dead, the only fitting monument—an age of just peace . . . This common purpose lasted an instant—and perished ... The amassing of Soviet power alerted free nations to a new danger of aggression ... It instilled in the free nations—and let none doubt this—the unshakable conviction that, as long as there...

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